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for the church for something like this to happen. a vatican spokesman said the pope deserves respect for making such a personal and courageous decision. the pope's resignation sets the stage for a new papal election. vatican officials hope to elect a new pope in time for holy week at the end of march. pope benedict had big shoes to fill in 2005 when cardinals chose him to succeed john paul ii. one of his biggest tasks was responding to the priest sexual abuse scandal. >> indeed, i am deeply sorry. >> reporter: pope benedict issued an apology to victims and said the church made serious mistakes. today the pontiff called his choice reresign "a decision of great importance for the life of the church" and said he will dedicate the rest of his life to prayer. contend, to replace him include the archbishops of vienna and milan, cardinal timothy dolan of new york is a long shot. >> what happens next at the vatican? >> reporter: what happens next is that the vatican will announce a date for the conclave which is when the world's voting cardinals will come
to focus on the successor. >> pope benedict will leave the vatican on a helicopter for his retreat and he will wave from the patio, close the door and, well, that is it, in his own words, remain hidden for life. we her the word shepherd described when we talked about what to look for and that is a personality trait. what about politics or position? how does that play into the position? >> the one aspect that a lot of the cardinals are looking at is someone who can be an administrator, the visions, intern division, could divide the clutch and the cardinals will look for someone better at dealing with vatican city and look whether to choose a pope from africa or south america where the church is growing or to choose a pope from america or in europe, and to try and get the faithful in the west to try and increase because the number of catholics in europe and the united states has been decreasing recently. >> thank you, nick. today, the farewell. you will want to stay with abc7 and abc news for continuing coverage of the goodbye to pope benedict and we will have a special report live from vat
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due to the death of a cal poly student in orinda. >>> a bombshell announcement out of vatican city as the pope makes a move unseen in 600 years. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell pope benedict xvi sent shock waves around the globe this morning. he announced he's going to resign at the end of the month, right in the middle of the holy see son the lent. ktvu's alex savidge -- season of lent. ktvu's alex savidge has more with this means to the catholics in the bay area. >> reporter: well, good afternoon. pope benedict xvi decided to step down, he said, because he just doesn't have the mental and physical strength to lead the catholic church at 85 years of age. parishioners here at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco, certainly caught offguard. many respect the decision. some believe he should have waited until after the easter holiday. the first pope to voluntarily resign in more than 700 years. pope benedict xvi made the stunning announcement this morning from the vatican. it came as a surprise even to his closest advisers. >> absolutely shocked. >> reporter: this was the reaction
. >> reporter: the 85-year-old announced his decision during a meeting of the vatican cardinals. he said it in latin and it was definitely unexpected. his last day will be february 28th. right now we are standing in front of st. mary's cathedral. we are hoping to get comment from them a little bit letter this morning. even given his old age and ailing help, you normally don't see popes step down. the last time it happened was nearly 600 years when pope gregory xii resigned. he did so to end the civil war within the church. pope benedict emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope the leader of more than a billion roman catholics requires strength which he simply doesn't have anymore. after having repeatedly examed my conscious before god, i have come to the certainty that my strength due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. pope benedict the 265th pope was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into the hitler's youth at age 14. he served in the army but was desserted. he led the church since 2005 through a time that has seen him criticize
for that company. >>> tens of thousands of people are at the vatican right now for pope benedict xvi's final hours as the head of the catholic church. this is a live look at the scene in vatican city. the 85-year-old delivered his last message to followers after serving nearly 8 years as pope. vinita nair has more on the sendoff and the process to replace him. >> reporter: pope benedict rode through st. peter's square in his trademark popemobile for the last time. he kissed babies and waved to tens of thousands of people who gathered to see him. the 85-year-old delivered his final message after serving nearly 8 years as pontiff. pope benedict told the crowd he will keep faithful in his prayers and has great trust in the future of the church. tomorrow he will become the first pope to abdicate in 600 years. this group of pilgrims took a bus from germany to rome. vatican officials say even in his retirement pope benedict will be known as emeritus pope son when a new pontiff is elected there will be two popes living just yards away from each other in vatican c
you before retiring later this week. the alleged scandal swirling vatican city. >>> and in case you missed it, we'll see some of the sights and hear some of the sounds from tonight's chinese new year parade. >> and after a cool and breezy day, tonight the winds will subside. we'll get a bump up in temperatures for the last half of the weekend. a look at your kpix5 forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,, about what would happen if t reach a deal on >>> for the first time, we are getting detailed warnin about what would happen if congress can't reach a deal on budget cuts. automatic spending cuts of $85 billion would go into effect march 1. massive cuts to the military will affect our country's ability to defend itself. the center for disease control will lose $300 million. 47,000 workers could be layed off, meaning longer airport lines and fewer flights. >> are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask more of those at the very top. >> the question is, why won't he work with us? the answer is because he wants higher taxes. >> members of c
for the vatican to find the successor by mid-march. reporting live in washington if abc7 news. >> thank you. stay with abc7 for continuing coverage of the resignation of pope benedict xvi. you can fine the latest information at abc7news.com and we will tweet immediate updates on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> waking up, again, dry and clear this morning but we want to look at the whole week to see if there is needed rain in the forecast. mike? >> we need some rain. need some snow. do not have it in the forecast. sorry to start off that way this morning but it means an easy week of commuting weather-wise. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd, you can see everything is very quiet, with no radar runs and very dry air. temperatures from the mid-30's inland to the upper 30's to mid-40's around the bay right now. almost as cool as it was yesterday. temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 50's at the coast and upper 50's to mid-60's away the pay and low-to-mid 60's with total sunshine inland. >> sue? >> a look at the east shore freeway as you move westbound out of richmond through the berkeley area t
in the shooting death of a riverside police officer that brings the death penalty. >> the vatican is admitting pope benedict had a pacemaker for years and he underwent secret surgery throw months ago to replace the battery. the vatican says pope benedict will not take part in choosing the successor. he appointed most of the cardinals would will choose the next pope with the largest bloc coming from europe. in the bay area many who gather for mass last night prayed for the pope. some students hope the next pontiff opens a dialogue on issues such as married priests and same-sex marriage. >> i believe in a lot of the traditions and stands we have in the church but we need to move forward. >> i don't know about women priests but more respect and authority and power for the women in the church, the laywomen and the nuns and sisters. >> the pope resigns february 28 and the vatican hopes to have a new pope by easter, a month later. >> the white house confirms that president obama will talk about north korea's latest nuclear test in the state of the union address. right new, the united states security
this morning, pope benedict is making the last appearance in vatican city before he officially steps down tomorrow. tens of thousands geared to hear him this morning and we are talking to the faithful with our reporter live from rome. nick? >> good morning, kristen. a historic day in rome, the first time since the middle ages a pope decided to stay goodbye. he told all the tens of thousands of people, "the church has eye and light," and he admitted the church has gone through difficult times. >> the final audience and farewell to the faithful. pope benedict xvi and his last ride in the popemobile and the last public speech. never has there been a bigger crowd. the church has had joy and light, he says, and also it has had difficult moments. the crowd arrived from all over the world and three students from santa barbara were there. >> a monumental time, no pope resigned the way he has. it is something we have to see. >> tomorrow, pope benedict will retire to quiet prayer and meditation and it will be captured live by 26 vatican cameras. the spectators are full of devotion but pope benedict
took home all the hardware at last night's grammys. >> and breaking news from the vatican. pope benedict xvi says he is resigning and is the first pontiff to do so in 600 years. we'll tell you why this comes as a surprise. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> [ pope speaking latin ] >> stunning news from the vatican. pope benedict xvi is resigning. >> it's the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years. >> his health. the last pope to freely resign was in the 13th century. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> stars and surprises on music's biggest night of the year. >> no bare breasts, no thongs, no see-through clothing but apparently, not everyone got the memo. >
the gunman worked at the plant. >>> human crowd at the vatican today to witness pope benedict xvi's final hours as head of the catholic church. it's a big couple of days. vinita nair joins us live from the vatican with more on the pope's sendoff and his retirement. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, it's a beautiful day here in rome. keep in mind, we're a lot of hours ahead for this general audience that wrapped up about three hours ago from where we are now but it was an unusual one in the sense that the pope traditionally takes this time to talk to tourists and followers about the catholic religion. but today he made it very personal aware that this was his last public audience. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: pope benedict rode through st. peter's square in his trademark popemobile for the last time. he kissed babies and waved to tens of thousands of people who gathered to see him. the 85-year-old delivered his final message after serving nearly 8 years as pontiff. pope benedict told the crowd he will keep the faithful in his prayers and has
from the vatican with more on this sendoff to retirement. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're a full nine hours later near rome so sort of good afternoon here. but it was a very exciting day here in rome. about 150,000 people packed into st. peter's square and it was an emotional farewell to the pope. pope benedict rode through the popemobile for the last time. he kissed babies and waved to tens of thousands who gathered to see him. the 85-year-old delivered his final message after serving nearly 8 years as pontiff. pope benedict told the crowd he will keep the faithful in his prayers and has great trust in the future of the church. tomorrow he will become the first pope to abdicate in 600 years. this group of pilgrims from the pope's home country of germany took an overnight bus to rome. he says, it's a historic event naturally we want to be part of it. vatican officials say even in his retirement, pope benedict will be known as emeritus pope. so when a new pope is elected there will be two popes living just a few yards away from eac
-year-old will spend his days praying in a vatican city monastery. though he has cited age as the reason for his retirement, an italian newspaper suggests something more controversial: they say a network of gay priests at the vatican is being blackmaled by male prostitutes. >> a los angeles cardinal who will help elect the next pope is being questioned about pedophile priests during his time as the city's archbishop. church documents suggest cardinal roger mahony knew priests were sexually abusing children. but went out of his way to protect the priests from prosecution. mahony spent several hours in a deposition on saturday, answering questions about the sex abuse scandal. a petition effort is underway to keep mahony from being allowed to vote for the next pope. >> san francisco celebreated the year of the snake is a big way. as chinese new year celebrations took center stage in san francisco saturday night. this is video of the grand finale of the celebration. the colorful dragon wrapping up the parade. there and shows us the spectacle of the largest new year celebration outside of chi
moments ago, from the chinese new year. >> a new controversy is rocking the vatican in pope benedict's final days. the report. first published in the rome daily. la repubblica. details an investigation by three cardinals into a network of gay priests that were allegedly blackmailed by a group of male prostitutes. it also contains information on financial wrongdoing within the vatican. the paper then suggests that the pope was so shocked by these findings that he decided to resign. the vatican responded by saying that unverified and false news stories can cause serious damage. adding that the story is an attempt to use public opinion to influence the cardinal's decision in the upcoming election for the new pope. >> to date none of us have actually seen this secret report delivered by the three cardinals to benedict the 16th so it's impossible to say precisely what it contains. on the other hand the claim of this story that the cardinals looked in the possibility that there might be a network of gay clergy inside the vatican who are vulnerable to pressure. to me that passes the smell t
. >> welcome back at 5:13. the clock is counting down in vatican city, the pope benedict is in the final hours of his ruling meeting in a ceremony with the cardinals. for more on the pope's final farewell we go to use news from rome. nick? >> good morning, eric, this afternoon, pope benedict will ride off into the sunset. the resignations has transformed and shocked the catholic church but today he feel as profound serenity if his soul. this morning for the first time since the middle ages a pope is meeting the successor. no one knows which of the cardinals will emerge as the next but pope benedict is promising obedience. >> he sent a clear message to the cardinals who will choose. the college of cardinals should be like an orchestra and act in arm any d harmony and agreement. he appointed half them and he showed gratitude. he chose them because they helped keep the church on a traditional path and leaves the church beset by scandals and the new pope must be capable of confronting them. >> they look for a successor of st. peter, obviously, they want a saint, and that is the most important cred
at the catholic church's top leader. vatican revealed that he had a secret pacemaker installed and under went a procedure to replace the battery. we're getting the first glimpse where he'll retire. he will move into a four story building attached to a vatican monastery that they have been renovating for months. they are racing to get the work done before he retires. >> there is a lot of sunshine out there today. a little slower started than yesterday and more humidity. temperatures not quite as warm right now as they were yesterday. i still think this we have warmer than average temperatures and we'll hit 70 before the cooler weather hits this weekend. >> and american express teams up with twitter, how you can buy things using a hash tag. >> and it's tuesday, mardi gras >> cheryl: twitter is teaming up with american express to be a shopping site. messaging service can shop using their american express card. you can tweet a special hash tag and american express will tweet them a message giving you 15 minutes you want to make that purchase. move is an effort by twitter to expand beyond advertis
unexpectedly announced his resignation at the catholic church's top leader. vatican revealed that he had a secret pacemaker installed and under went a procedure to replace the battery. we're getting the first glimpse where he'll retire. he will move into a four story building attached to a vatican monastery that they have been renovating for months. they are racing to get the work done before he retires. >> there is a lot of sunshine out there today. a little slower started than yesterday and more humidity. temperatures not quite as warm right now as they were yesterday. i still think this we have warmer than average temperatures and we'll hit 70 before the cooler weather hits this weekend. >> and american express teams up with twitter, how you can buy things using a hash tag. >> and it's tuesday, mardi gras >> cheryl: twitter is teaming up with american express to be a shopping site. messaging service can shop using their american express card. you can tweet a special hash tag and american express will tweet them a message giving you 15 minutes you want to make that purchase. move is an
nations. >>> today the vatican acknowledged that the pope had surgery three months ago to replace a battery in his pacemaker. he is going to resign this month and move to a monastery at the vatican gardens. the resignation is not due to any illness specifically. the pope will have no role to choose his successor. for centuries cardinals picked a priest from europe. but now they are interest all around the world include canada, ghana and nigeria. today a cardinal from ghana said the time is right for a pontiff from a developing country. >>> l.a. police are investigating 1,000 tips for a search for a fired officer they say is out for revenge and are also examining security video from a sporting goods store in torrence taken two days before a double murder. they are still not sure if the man buying scuba equipment in the video is the mur suspect christopher dorner. an affidavit for an arrest warrant gives u.s. marshals the power to extradite him citing possible cause that dorner is headed to mexico to avoid prosecution here in the states. autho
the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> the vatican has a big task at hand to select pope benedict's successor but they have made a decision when it comes to the twitter account. he is fold by two million people and the vatican radio announced when he leaves office next week they will close the account. pope benedict only posted two tweets in english during lent and no word whether the successor will open his own twitter account. former secretary of state madeleine albright is promoting a new week and spoke before a packed house last night in san rafael and talked with me about her childhood during world war ii and the nazi invasion and living in a bomb shelter say the new secretary of state, john kerry, is facing serious challenges in asia, china, latin america, and africa. >> part of the world has been heard from and the challenge, really, is trying to figure out what the first things are he will do. >> her book is "prague winter, a personal story of remembrance and war," with more than 1,000 people waiting if three hours to get her autograph. dan ashley will speak with her today in san fran
. >> the vatican has a big task at hand to select pope benedict's successor but they have made a decision when it comes to the twitter account. he is fold by two million people and the vatican radio announced when he leaves office next week they will close the account. pope benedict only posted two tweets in english during lent and no word whether the successor will open his own twitter account. former secretary of state madeleine albright is promoting a new week and spoke before a packed house last night in san rafael and talked with me about her childhood during world war ii and the nazi invasion and living in a bomb shelter say the new secretary of state, john kerry, is facing serious challenges in asia, china, latin america, and africa. >> part of the world has been heard from and the challenge, really, is trying to figure out what the first things are he will do. >> her book is "prague winter, a personal story of remembrance and war," with more than 1,000 people waiting if three hours to get her autograph. dan ashley will speak with her today in san francisco. >> a message of perseverance
last sunday blessing at vatican. but while the pope may be ste . >>> president obama delivered his last sunday bless -- pope benedict xvi delivered his last sunday blessing. from have itcon city with detail -- vatican city with details. >> reporter: he assured the 100,000 people in st. peters square he wasn't abandoning the church. he said he would continue to suv but in a way more suitable to my age and strength. pope benedict xvi goes into what he call as new life for prayer and meditation. >> in the name -- >> reporter: they claimed he encaged in inappropriate contact with him years ago. the scandals didn't worry her. >> it is in god's hands. >> reporter: he sympathized. >> how much control does the pope have over someone's actions. it is hard to hold a person responsible. >> reporter: the warm reception energized energized the pope who thanked god for the sunshine instead of the predicted rain. >> reporter: there is plenty of security. snipers are in position over looking the square and plane clothes policeman in the crowds. he will leave on thursday to spend the first two months of
from the vatican. the italian newspapers say the report details evidence of corruption and blackmail and a gay sex ring all factors pointed to as a reason for pope benedict's resignation. the vatican denied the report and said only two people, pope benedict, and sis successor will be able to view the findings. the pope met today with the three cardinals who did the investigation to say he was satisfied with it. >> still ahead, a horrifying discovery for ikea after horse meat is found in the most popular food item. >> the most trustworthy moment from last night's oscar. who took home the >> president obama is trying to avert automatic spending cuts kicking in on friday. president obama tried to rally the nation's governors do put pressure on congress in hopes of asiding $85 billion in automatic cuts. governor brown attended the luncheon at the white house where the president reiterated the cuts will slow the economy. >> this morning, you received a report outlining exactly how the cuts will harm middle-class families in your states. thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off
not see this coming. this resignation. vatican insiders perhaps did. now the pope has been ailing for years now. he's reported heart trouble. one of the biggest clues may have been just prior to his election as pope. pope benedict hoped to retire then and spend more time writing. he is a highly regarded scholar in theology. the retirement age for bishops is 75 and he submitted his resignation three times. the only reason he stayed at his post is because of pope john paul ii. he said quote strength of mind and body are necessary. strength which in the past few months has deteriorated. that i've had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted me. the 85-year-old's last day of pope will be february 28th. and the last time a pope resigned was nearly 600 years ago in 1415 when pope gregory stepped down. pope benedict was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into hitlers youth at age 14. he served in the army but desserted and eventually captured by the americans. his decision sets the stage for a new pope to be elected before the end of march. an
away from the end of the reign of a bone. >> he gave his final blessing in the vatican city. he is the first pope to retire in 600 years and tips of thousands of people showed up. he will step down on thursday. he told the papal that he won't abandon the church and is expected to spend his retirement in the monastery within vatican city grounds. >>> and 8:37, keeping the dream alive for high-speed rail. the conversation with state senator jerry hill next. >> and the clock is ticking on the sequester deadline. both partying are still blaming each other. >> and they don't know how to go get back to the ocean. >> disoriented wandering sea lions showing up in freeways and businesses. the new clues as to what is making them sick. >> couldn't be the weather. plenty of sunshine around the bay area and severely clear skies that is on the chilly side and not for long. the forecast is after this. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the
the vatican this morning, ahead the cardinals' shake up happening days before pope benedict xvi resignation. >> four people including two children are miss off bay area coast. the search efforts to 90 the boaters and bring them to safety. . >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> we thank you for waking up early and joining us. >> right now we have developing news. the coast guard is everyoning the dark waters off the san mateo coast right now for two adults and two young children. the four disappeared after reporting their sailboat was sinking. now, live from the coast guard. >> as the sun comes up, the search will intensify for the four people, a mother and father, their four-year-old son, and his young cousin. they vanished yesterday about 4:30 in the afternoon when the boat started taking on water. they made an initial distress call to the coast guard. the coast guard was able to determine the boat was 65 miles off half moon bay. the 29' sailboat was sinking, and the electronics were failing and then they reported they had to abandon the vote which did not have an
'll continue to live the rest of his life at the vatican. some time in march the cardinals will gather to choose his successor. reporting live here in san jose, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> in the meantime, archbishop salvatore cordileone just announced this statement, quote, on behalf of the priests, religious and lay faithful of the archdiocese of san francisco, i express our deep gratitude to pope benedict xvi for his lifetime of tireless and self-ness service to the church. may god bless him and may god guide the college of cardinals as they choose his successor. >> on that subject, with the surprising resignation announcement coming today, vatican outsiders say they believe cardinal from ghana. is a spokesman for the church's social conscience. terkson would become the first black pope. also on the list of replacements mark uelett of the vatican who is head of the congregation of bishops. the position of pope once reserved for italians is now opened to all. john paul was actually polish and pope benedict is german. >> we continue to follow new developments in that southern c
: at the vatican tonight preparations are being made to convene a meeting of the college of cardinals to elected a new pipe like the sudden and unusual retirement of pope benedict xvi, the selection of a new spiritual leader for the world's 1.2 billion catholics could offer some breaks with tradition. >> you have a number of cardinals now who are from africa, south america and asia. i think it would not be a shock if we had somebody from one of those places. >> reporter: santa clara university's father michael mccarthy says the cardinals have always at least in the last several centuries picked a european priest. but this time, those considered top contenders are from around the world and third world including: >> it's always a mystery what the college of cardinals thinks when they gather. but i do think that they are aware that catholicism is increasingly becoming a global reality. >> reporter: many parishioners coming to saint joseph's cathedral in san jose are praying for the cardinals and hoping that the new pope will usher in a new era for ca
. >> developing stores were following out of a vatican city this morning. the vatican says pope benedict the 16th will resign on february 28th. his path to spacy began in 2005. >> last year the pope started using a cane on occasions and recently he appear to have trouble reading part of an address he delivered in rome. this reportedly only the second time head of catholic church has stepped down and according to reports, it comes off as a surprise. >> topping our news here in california, the manhunt continues to refuse it x capris dorner . >> police are searching the southern california mountains near big bear this morning and they are uping the ante . the reward for information leading to dornberd arrest has now risen to a million dollars. casey wian has the latest. >> monday morning when i came in and open the shops one of the employes went to throw away the trash he came back with a clipped a magazine full of bullets. also a belt and a helmet. >> he brought it to me. i asked him where did he find it. he said in a back the luster. >> he reportedly found it when he was walking across the streets
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
for new pope who represents a changing world now. nuts reporter david right is at the vatican. >> end of the month he will have to mav out of the of palace. pope official residence since the 17th century. every previous occupant stayed until he died. pope benedict will be the first to walk out the door. won't have to walk far. today the vatican revealed his retirement home just behind st. peter's. former nun with the own chapel and library. vatican spokesman disclosed new details about the pope deteriorating health. revealing he has a pacemaker. recently underwent surge are i to replace the battery. >> nothing sudden. past few years he certainly slowed down a bit. >>reporter: already the focus on chasing successor. process not at all lake voting for president. >> tried to read god mind. who do you want as pope. >> black pope or asian pope would make history. one possible candidate cardinal peter turk of began a. >> new pope has to be very sensitive to the present condition of humanity. >> for century the college of cardinal has been overwhelmin overwhelmingly white. among t
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announced last week lestep down due to poor health. the college of cardinals will meet at the vatican next month for a papal conclave to determine the next leader of the worldwide church. among the 100-plus cardinals to attend, cardinal mahony. >> he has to be strip of his public duties. >> reporter: some 50,000 members make up a national group with 1600 here in l.a. they oppose him taking part in the conclave in light of his alleged coverup of the church sex abuse scandal. >> given what's happened in the last two years and especially the last couple of weeks, it is just unbelievable that he's going to go there. i think it's just wrong. >> reporter: catholics united have start add petition asking cardinal mahony to recluse himself from the conclave. >> if he's sorry, he should act that way. >> reporter: but not all believe he should sit out of the conl clave. >> he's still part of the church and i do believe he should be involved. >> reporter: others like luis brown still -- louise brown still aren't sure. >> i think he has a lot of qualities that
will be starting in the pole position. >> the vatican is fighting back between the scandal. this morning the story that has the pope's spokesman of accusing people of trying to pick pope benedict's successor. the oscars are tonight and the question remains who is going to win. we will have the various races, who are the potential upsets going into tonight. we will look at that and on a light note it's a canine fat camp. inside a company this is helping to get minnesota's best friend healthy and trim. pet obesity, apparently a big problem in america. one dog at this place lost 25 pounds in three weeks, which would be impressive for humans. and that's all coming up on gma this morning. katie, hope you will be in the audience. >> i hope those canines can have some tips for their two-legged friends. >> especially going into top's oscars viewing party. >> oh, yes, you can be too thin. thanks, dan. >>> >>> this morning there are nearly 400 fewer firearms on the peninsula after a tri-city gun buyback. the event involving palo alto, east palo alto and menlo park was so popular many were turned away. polic
's reign. >> that's right and he gave his final sunday blessing above st. peter square in the vatican city. he's the first pope to retire in 600 years and tens of thousands of people showed up for today's blessing. he will step down on thursday and told the faithful he's not going to abandon the church. he's expected to spend his retirement in a monastery on the vatican city grounds. >>> keeping the groom alive for high speed rail, another proposal to share the tracks on the peninsula. >>> and the clock is ticking on the sequester deadline. both parties are still blaming each other. where the cuts are going to hurt us all the most. >> we decided to get a little creative. >> the bay bridge shelters sea birds but their nesting days are numbered how caltrans hopes to lure them to the span. >>> and a little bit of a chilly start. a warm finish, though. warm for february anyway. the entire forecast coming up as we look toward the old suspension span of the bay bridge. stay tuned. left off. >>> hard to spot any clouds out there, toward the golden gate
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up, word from the vatican that there could be a replacement for pope benedict in time for easter. >> catholic cardinals could gather sooner than expected to choose a new pope. with the shocking news this week of pope benedict the before easter. the holy see first said that 15th and march 19th. now a vatican spokesman says a conclave could start before march 15th. if all cardinals are already inthe conclave of cardinals will vote on a new pontiff. but that's unlikely to happen before benedict's departure. he's stepping down on also, the country of iceland is looking to be an on line porn and if you're ready for bread pudding? the next edition of dine and dinsh... >> a word northbound 880. there is been a recent pile up hayword. no sig alert and you can use hashtag.. on twitter to purchase items. >> they are working hard to use this as a twitter commerce. there are going to be several ways for you to purchase items for now, just be the steps. here is how it works american express will sync wine their credit card and they will offer a product and give special addresses if you use th
of his position but retain many of the perks of the pontiff. the vatican announced today benedict will be known as pope and still called his holiness. not unlike former president faming the title of mr. president as a sign of respect, pope benedict will still wear white. he'll also live steps away from his successor in vatican city. >>> the family of a nasa engineer is hoping someone will come forward to help solve smven's murder. it was eight years ago shot to death in his car. the 29-year-old aerospace engineer was just a couple week ace way from marrying the mother of their two children. san francisco police investigators say there are no suspects and no leads in this cold case. the family says their grief has not fade sgld we can't move on. we made this person to be punished for his crime. >> family says their son had no enmys but had gotten into an argument with a man who sold him a used car. >>> gene quan declared rita williams day in the city of oakland. she's been a fixture op an ktvu for 35 years. now, rita is retiring and tomorrow is her last day on the job. it's impossi
this morning. why parishioners are shocked but vatican insiders might not be. >> reporter: and bay area target thieves are targeting freeway metering lights. how this trend could be adding to your commute when "mornings on 2" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> breaking news from the vatican. the pope is resigning. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live from san francisco with more whoop was behind this morning a historic announcement. tara? >> reporter: well, some say it's bad timing with easter coming up so close. this is really the spiritual time for catholic
and applause ] >> the pope hel his final general audience at the vatican. he waved from the crowd from the pope mobile and kissed the forehead of several lucky babies. he recalled moments of joy and life of pope while facing great pain. >> i continue for prayers, i ask each of you to pray for me and the new pope. >> he thanked everyone for respecting his decision to step down and to also pray for the cardinals who have the enormous responsibility of picking the new pope. again, they hope to do that by holy week, march 24th. >> can you imagine being there for that? >> that would be amazing. >>> sal's back. he's watching the roads. you are watching bridges, too. >> that's right. we are and the bridges are getting more crowded. this is the peak of the commute. the traffic continues to get busier as we get closer to the 7:30 and 8:00 portion of our commute. let's go outside and take a look at highway 4 westbound you can see traffic is busier than it was. we've been watching it rather closely. we don't have any major problems in this area. but we do have slow traffic. also the morning commute is goi
.m. it will be followed by a special edition of kpix 5 news at 7:30. >>> new this morning, the vatican is acknowledging that pope benedict had secret surgery three months ago to replace a battery in his pacemaker. he plans to resign at the end of february. the vatican says that decision is not due to any specific illness but an italian news quotes advisors saying after the recent surgery the potpourri flicted on whether he could continue to lead the roman catholic church. today a vatican spokesman says the pope will have no role in choosing has successor. cardinals have always at least in the last several centuries picked a european priest. but this time, those considered top contenders are from around the world, including canada, ghana and nigeria. other than, more than half of the cardinals who will vote are from europe. so we'll see what happens. >>> 6:07. let's check traffic and weather. >> all about sunshine. a little patchy fog out there this morning but a lot of sunshine coming our way and looks like warmer temperatures are ahead and some
in israeli custody. >>> the vatican is now answering a couple of key questions about this week's retirement of pope benedict xvi. there are some issues that haven't been dealt with in 6 centuries. the vatican announced today benedict xvi will be known now as emeritus pope. he will continue to wear white. as for the upcoming conclave to choose the pope's replacement, los angeles cardinal roger mahony plans to attend, despite allegations he covered up sex abuse involving clergy. a former san francisco archbishop stands by him. >> i believe he should be at the conclave and i'm glad to see he has left and look forward to seeing him there. >> more than 100 cardinals will gather at the vatican starting on thursday. >>> 6:40 now. from smartphones to tablets, which products are getting the biggest buzz at this year's mobile world congress. brian cooley will talk about it. >> plus the bald eagle has landed. why this escaped bay area zoo bird was saved just in time. >> how about the market? opened just a few minutes ago. the early numbers, after fal
tonight, stepping down. the stunning news from the vatican, pope benedict announces he is resigning. the first to step aside in more than 700 years. as 1 billion catholics are left wondering why, what it means for the church, and who might replace him. >>> the fugitive. the ex cop terrorizing southern california. families of 50 fellow officers are being protected around the clock. a reward now up to $1 million. >>> the big digs, people snowed under and waiting for help. plus a direct hit from a tornado in the south. >>> and a genuine american hero. the incredible story how he saved so many lives, fighting back tears today as he received this nation's highest award for military valor. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. it came out of nowhere. and it stunned the over 1 billion catholics around the world when the pope announced early this morning, our time, he is stepping down, abdicating. this hasn't happened in seven centuries. pope benedict has served during a troubling time f
at daytona. cars crashing into the fence. parts flying over it. fans among the injured. >>> the vatican backlash. the church lashing out over what it calls false reports. that the pope resigned because he was trying to avoid scandal. who they're angry with, our correspondent in rome tonight. >>> plus, an abc news exclusive. david muir inside iran. on the eve of those crucial nuclear talks, involving iran and the u.s. iran with a bold, new announcement about future neu neuronuclear sights. plus, rare access to the streets of iran. and hearing from the young people, what would they say to president obama. >>> and the footloose first lady. why michelle obama is going viral tonight. >>> and good evening. i'm dan harris. we'll get to david muir in iran in just a moment. >>> but we're going to start with the breaking news out of florida. a treacherous finale to a race at the daytona international speedway today. look at the video. cars colliding, getting tossed around like toys. pieces of them flying over a fence, injuring at least a dozen people, many of them fans. abc's linzie janis is on t
daytona. >>> pope benedict xvi gave his final blessing at the vatican before his resignation, officially stepping down on thursday. alex savage is live with more on some of the controversy surrounding the process to find his replacement. alex? >> reporter: the church's sexual abuse scandal could certainly play a role in the selection process moving forward. today, catholics around the world and here in the bay area are honoring pope benedict xvi as he steps down just days later on this week. earlier on this morning, the outgoing pope gave his final blessing at the vatican. >> yes, guys, they are right there. >> the 85-year-old spoke from his studio window addressing a huge crowd that packs st. peter square. estimated at roughly 100,000 people. the pope spoke in a clear, strong voice thanking the faithful for their closeness and affection and tried to reassure catholics that he is not abandoning the church. he'll be stepping down on thursday. the first pope to do so in 600 years. and then soon the search for the next pope will begin. a conclave of 120 cardinals will vote in vote on benedi
include the cover-up of the gay conclave. the vatican has denied these rumors. >> it will feel real good this weekend at all week long leading up to the weekend it will feel fantastic with temperatures in the mid-60s and steadily warming as we head for the coming weekend. something to look forward to. we will be right back. =dj >> we are back. it was hollywood's biggest night of the year. nisjelle turner's shows us who won big a kick at rewards common shares of a the other high point of the night. >> michelle obama presented the oscar to the film of the year. >> and the oscar goes to our argo . >> life o fpi one the most oscars including best director. >> life of pi. >> he paid one of the greatest presidents in history and daniel day-lewis made history of is on becoming the first male actor to win three oscars. >> i am so grateful to this account for this honor. >> everyone was on their feet when silver linings playbook won for best as actor. >> said macfarlane struck a cheeky some from the beginning dduring stars and poking fun of himself in a visit from captain kirk music was the them
by, pope benedict xvi bid final public farewell to the followers this morning after the vatican. tens of thousands packed st. support's square as he took the final ride in the popemobile receiving a long-standing ovation and drove through the square in his popemobile. when he steps down tomorrow he will leave for a retreat outside of rome and will remove himself from the public eye dedicating himself to prayer and meditation. >> it is time now for a look at weather. a little hazy. looking for rain. >>the good news although it is hazy, it doesn't look like we will have a "spare the air" with the warm surge. so enjoy it outside. sonoma and napa and sfo oakland, concord, santa cruz, and watsonville, the dryest, ever, going to a new year the 5th dryest in san francisco and second in redwood city so we need the rain. you can see nothing but dust in the bucket right now. we will look from our roof camera, beautiful, beautiful look at the embarcardero and the ferry building. temperature right now in san francisco and san jose is 57, 55 in petaluma and santa cruz and oakland is behind it at 5
this morning after the vatican. tens of thousands packed st. support's square as he took the final ride in the popemobile receiving a long-standing ovation and drove through the square in his popemobile. when he steps down tomorrow he will leave for a retreat outside of rome and will remove himself from the public eye dedicating himself to prayer and meditation. >> it is time now for a look at weather. a little hazy. looking for rain. >>the good news although it is hazy, it doesn't look like we will have a "spare the air" with the warm surge. so enjoy it outside. sonoma and napa and sfo oakland, concord, santa cruz, and watsonville, the dryest, ever, going to a new year the 5th dryest in san francisco and second in redwood city so we need the rain. you can see nothing but dust in the bucket right now. we will look from our roof camera, beautiful, beautiful look at the embarcardero and the ferry building. temperature right now in san francisco and san jose is 57, 55 in petaluma and santa cruz and oakland is behind it at 54. this is how it looks from the east bay, toward the south and eas
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